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Gold King slot review

Added by Play'n GO. Information last updated: 01/03/2021

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Tester rating:

3.2 (1)

Game information

Game supplier:Play'n GO

Release date:02/2018

RTP:96.53%

Volatility:High

Max. win:bet x 5000

Mobile version:Yes

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Highlights

Expanding reels

Wilds

Stacked symbols

Freespins

Scatter symbols

Themes

History

Fairy tales & fantasy

Riches & luxury

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RTP (Return to player):
96.53%
Volatility:
High
Max. win:
bet x 5000

Bojoko score (compared to other slots on Bojoko)
68
Play'n GO score (compared to other slots of supplier)
68
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Slot tester's review: Trystan Michielsen

Slot tested

Gold King, of course, refers to Midas, the king from antiquity who turned everything he touched into gold. I’m curious to see if he can do the same thing for me as I explore his treasure room.

Play ‘n GO developed and released this video slot in 2018, which makes it almost brand new. That shouldn’t be hard to tell, given a large number of features as well as the assortment of excellent graphics. Meanwhile, the soundtrack does a serviceable job to keep me in the mood. The game consists of a 5-reel, 3-row playing field with a total of 20 paylines.

Obviously Midas is a popular source of inspiration for game developers, which means there’s a large selection of slots with a similar theme if you’re looking for that. What to think of Midas: Golden Touch by Thunderkick, or the King Midas slot by WMS. If you get tired of Gold King, be sure to give those a try as well.

For now, I’ll focus my attention on Gold King, however. This was a fun, dependable slot when I first played it and it continues to be that now. The slot looks great, with a background that showcases a literal pile of gold coins, presumably in some sort of vault. Meanwhile, the different symbols are very nicely designed.

Some of them, like the Midas symbol, are properly animated when part of a win. The other symbols are only subtly animated, flashing or glowing when they’re on a winning payline. Getting into the free spins mode, unfortunately, doesn’t add any special graphics, only a counter at the top of the screen.

The soundtrack was alright, giving some energy to the game. That said, I don’t think the music was really related to King Midas or the setting in general.

Symbols

As can be expected, Gold King has a selection of symbols that can be divided into high-paying symbols that are unique for this game and low-paying symbols coming from playing cards.

From highest to lowest they are:

  • Gold King (Scatter): Gather 3 scatter symbols on the screen at the same time to activate Free Spins mode.
  • Rose (Wild): Substitutes all other symbols in the game, except the Scatter symbol. Max. 125x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Crown: Max. 25x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Amulet: Max. 18.75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Gold Bars: Max. 12.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Ace: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • King: Max. 5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Queen: Max. 3.75x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • Jack: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.
  • 10: Max. 2.5x your bet with five-of-a-kind on a winning payline.

The symbols look hand-drawn but are kind of sterile, and I think adding an animation might have made it look a bit more appealing. Still, they fit the theme very well and look amazing.

Features

Gold King has quite some features that I’ll go over quickly. To start with, a quick list of the features themselves:

  • Wild: The game has a Wild symbol that substitutes all other symbols in the game, except the Scatter. When it’s part of a winning payline it also has its own value.
  • Stacked Reels: The game routinely activates the Golden Spin. When that happens, reels 1, 3 and 5 have the same stacked symbols across all 3 reels. During each round of the main game, one normal symbol is randomly selected which will fill 12 consecutive spaces on each reel.
  • Free Spins: Getting 3 Free Spins symbols on the screen at the same time activates Free Spins mode. When activated, Free Spins mode starts with 10 free spins.

The Free Spins mode triggered very rarely for me, although your mileage may vary. What I did like was that when it triggered, more free spins could be added by getting more Scatter symbols. 1 Scatter Symbol adds 2 Free Spins, 2 Symbols add 4 and 3 Scatters add 10 Free Spins to the total.

While other slots usually have Scatter Symbols appear on all reels, Gold King only adds them to reel 1, 3 and 5 which means you need all 3 to get Free Spins to trigger. That’s probably why I didn’t see it activate very often.

The stacked reels mechanic during the base game was a little confusing for me. The info table talked about adding 12 consecutive spaces on each reel with the same symbol but during my time playing I didn’t see that pan out.

The Golden Spin feature is a little more obvious. The Gold King blesses the reels with his golden touch, having reel 1, 3 and 5 stacked with the same symbol. After this, reel 2 and 4 spin as normal, possibly revealing a large payout.

In Conclusion

Gold King is one of the newer slots and it shows in a lot of ways. The graphics are great and the features are pretty original. A nice combination if you ask me! The game does miss out a bit on any special animations. Where NetEnt and Yggdrasil add intro cinematics or special animations when the free spins mode is triggered, this game has none of that.

I had a good time playing the slot though, especially because the stacked reels can really pay out big. With the ability to choose a bet between £0.20 and £100 there’s plenty of flexibility and the max. win of 5,000x your bet means it could pay off well.

All in all, I am a little disappointed they didn’t add some more modern additions to the game in terms of looks and animations, but the overall experience was definitely positive. The sound was alright but didn’t quite suit the theme. In contrast, the features were well thought out and added some replayability to the slot.

Overall rating:

3.2

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  • Features

    Wins and bets

    RTP (Return to Player):96.53%

    Volatility:High

    Max. win:bet x 5000

    Min. bet:£0.2

    Max. bet:£100

    Progressive jackpot:

    Reels & playlines

    Reels:5

    Rows:3

    Non-standard layout:

    Max. lines:20

    Min. lines:20

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    Colossal symbols

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    Wilds

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    Languages

    You can play Gold King in English, Finnish, Swedish, German and 30 other languages.

    All supported languages:
    English, Finnish, Swedish, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Norwegian, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Slovene, Korean, Japanese, Indonesian, Thai, Vietnamese, Malay, Chinese

    Currencies

    Gold King supports GBP, EUR, USD, CAD

    Stats

    Release date 02/2018
    112th newest on Play'n GO 1,309th newest on Bojoko
    RTP 96.53% 0.66% > average
    48th highest on Play'n GO 443rd highest on Bojoko
    Win up to 5000 x your bet
    62nd highest on Play'n GO 686th highest on Bojoko
    Paylines 20 0% < average
    43rd highest on Play'n GO 1,115th highest on Bojoko
    Min bet £0.2 per spin
    121st lowest on Play'n GO 1,199th lowest on Bojoko
    Max bet £100 per spin
    2nd highest on Play'n GO 674th highest on Bojoko
    Rated 0 by 0 members
    16th most rated on Play'n GO 40th most rated on Bojoko
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    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen

    Trystan Michielsen is a Dutch native who started his career as a content writer for various small businesses who were interested in creating an online presence.

    When the opportunity arose to move to Malta and work in the iGaming sector, Trystan didn't hesitate to make the plunge. Here he worked as a Content and SEO specialist for different companies before moving back home.

    Now acting as a freelancer he maintains his connection with the online slot community by playing and reviewing the wide variety of videoslots that are released.

    Trystan enjoys playing the slots that offer a full experience, focusing on more than just the technical details but keeping an eye on its presentation. Graphics, music and style can create a game that's more than the sum of its parts.

    A writer at heart, putting thoughts to paper is something he's done for as long as he remembers. In his free time, he enjoys writing fiction as well as watching and reviewing movies.

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    Game supplier:Play'n GO

    Release date:02/2018

    RTP (Return to player):96.53%

    Max. win:bet x 5000

    Mobile version:Yes

    User rating: 0
    Tester rating: 3.2

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